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Tuchel rejects Leverkusen link

Voller insists there is no truth in reports of manager search

By Thomas Zocher.   Last Updated: 22/09/10 7:28pm

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Mainz manager Thomas Tuchel has rejected reports that he has been approached by Bayer Leverkusen with regard to becoming the successor to Jupp Heynckes.

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Leverkusen boss Heynckes' contract expires in June 2011 and there has yet to be a decision about his future.

Tuchel has therefore been rumoured to be in contention to take over at BayArena next summer after his excellent start to the current campaign.

Mainz have a 100 per cent record after five matches to make themselves surprise leaders of the Bundesliga.

But Tuchel insists he has not been approached by other clubs, as he told Sportinformationsdienst: "I have not spoken a single word to anyone from Leverkusen.

"I was feeling fine when I prolonged my contract with Mainz until June 2013."

Bayer Leverkusen general manager Rudi Voller told BILD: "There's not a jot of truth in the reports."

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